National Park Service
US Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Interpretive Development Program

Interpretive Planning

Core Resources

This document, developed by a workgroup of NPS interpreters, outlines the KSABs (knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors) for this competency. All related learning opportunities should be draw upon this source curriculum outline. 

Web Resources



  • Interpretive Planning--The 5M Model for Successful Planning Projects.  Lisa Brochu. 2003. Best practices that can supplement the NPS park planning process.